Hello and welcome back to our 31 day series of tips and tricks for creating a more functional home.
There have been many times in my life that I have gotten fed up with the disorganization in my home and the frustration of trying to get things done when I can’t find what I need. In the past, this has meant running out on a whim and purchasing a bunch of random tools to try to create order from the chaos. That has never been a solution for me. In fact, it usually results in more of a mess, more purposeless stuff to store or throw out, and more guilt over having wasted time and money.
For the next 31 days, I’m going to work on creating a sense of order and routine using things we already have supplemented with a few inexpensive and well-planned purchases. I’m a former nurse and not at all germaphobic, but I do like to keep things clean and sanitary, especially in cold and flu season. So we’re going to kick off the month by focusing on making cleaning supplies accessible and cleaning as quick and painless as possible.
Today’s project was a simple one. I pulled all of the torn and worn towels from our cupboard and cut/tore them up into rectangular cleaning cloths. Then I stashed them all in a dollar store basket that fits perfectly into the bottom of our hall closet. Now when we have to wipe up spills, wipe down sinks, or give a mirror a quick polish, we know where to find rags designated specifically for that purpose. No more grabbing nice washcloths for icky purposes because that’s all we have on hand. And one old towel produces a multitude of FREE cleaning cloths.
Come back tomorrow to see how I’m making our bathrooms more functional!